The Imagine Cup Rendering Competition challenges competitors to tell a story in 3D. Students can collaborate with up to 3 teammates to create the best real time rendering coded in DirectX 9 and Visual Studio .NET. Everyone who registers to compete gets a free copy of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. The grand prize for the competition is $8000, and the winners will be flown to the awards ceremony in Yokohama Japan. Registeration closes on April 1, 2005; so register soon before it's too late!